The Ick of “No”

Ah, the word “no”. How does such a simple word get so complicated? So ominous? Behold…a brief tale to illustrate my question. Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn’t feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. I dreaded...
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The House of Cards Effect

Recently I was waiting on line at a coffee shop when a child fell into a full-on tantrum, complete with a perfectly executed flop-down pose. You know the pose I’m talking about: The child’s mother, her nose stuck in her iPhone, did nothing. “What’s wrong with her?” I thought. “Doesn’t she know how annoying that is?” I got my coffee and settled in to re...
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Let’s Get Personal

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different…discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering...making for some cranky moments at the coffee shop. The topic at hand? A small, single flyer that he designed for one of my new upcoming workshops. “I think it should look like this,” he said, pointing to his computer screen and expla...
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The Truth Behind Your Guts

I had an awkward moment this week. We're all prone to them at certain times in our lives. Mine happened while meeting with a potential client who wanted me to provide some trainings for his staff. When he asked me if I knew anything about his company, I knew I had to fess up. So I said: “Yes, I do. In fact, I was brought in for a training once before. A...
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What’s Up with All the Honking?

This week's blog is available in podcast form!  You can listen/download here: What's Up With All the Honking? Want more? Let me know by answering the quick poll at the end of this post. If enough people say "yup" then I'll keep 'em coming, post some old favorites, and publish them to iTunes. Now, onto the blog... Recently I found myself in a new city...
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